06 Jul Zucchini Fritters
If you are struggling to get vegies into your child’s diet, this recipe is a great way to sneak them in. Even fussy kids will enjoy these tasty fritters.
How Zucchinis Benefits Healthy Children
Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a summer squash in the Cucurbitaceae plant family, alongside melons, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers. Zucchini may promote good digestion in a number of ways. For starters, they contain lots of water, which can soften stools. This makes them easier to pass and reduces your chances of your child getting constipated. Zucchini also contains both soluble and insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre bulks up stools and helps food move through your child’s gut more easily, further reducing constipation risk. Meanwhile, soluble fibre feeds the beneficial bacteria living in your child’s gut. In turn, these friendly bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’S) to nourish the cells lining the gut wall. What’s more, SCFAs may help reduce inflammation and symptoms of certain gut disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis
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If you are struggling to get veggies into your child’s diet, this recipe is a great way to sneak them in. Even fussy kids will enjoy these tasty fritters.
In a saucepan, sauté the leek for 5 minutes until cooked.
Using a clean tea towel, squeeze the liquid from the zucchini, this helps the fritters to hold together.
Combine the leek, zucchini, and carrot and add the beaten eggs and mix thoroughly. Add the almond meal/flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and stir together.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add ¼ cup or spoonful’s of mixture into the pan and flatten with a spatula to form the fritter, cook 3 or 4 at once for until golden, turning the fritter to cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining mixture.